“Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.”
One important key to success is self-confidence and an important key to self-confidence is preparation. By preparing for our week, our day, the next task, we can feel more confident in our execution. Typically 30 minutes in preparation allows us to save at least 2 hours in execution. By failing to prepare we prepare for failure.
Here are TMG's 3 Tips for Preparation:
1) Say NO as needed
We can't do everything for everyone. We have to focus on our priorities and the things that are going to get us closer to our goals. Should we say yes to happy hour or yes to going to the gym? Saying no to something allows us to say yes to something else and hopefully that something else is getting us closer to our goals.
2) Perfect practice makes perfect
The difference between ineffective and effective practice means the difference between mediocrity and mastery. If you’re not practicing deliberately — whether it’s a foreign language, a musical instrument or any other new skill — you might as well not practice at all.
3) The best preparation for tomorrow is do the best for today
All you have to do is try your best every day. Some people give up in the day and procrastinate for the next day. Instead, put in the best effort today to set yourself up for success the next day. Prepare your meal, outfit, bag, binder, goals, tasks the day before and you will be way more confident and ready for the day tomorrow!
“It is not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.”